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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783189/sall2-knockdown-exacerbates-palmitic-acid-induced-dysfunction-and-apoptosis-of-pancreatic-nit-1-beta-cells
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Ye Wang, Jie Liu, Zheng Liu, Jing Chen, Xuemei Hu, Yimeng Hu, Yin Yuan, Guijun Wu, Zhe Dai, Yancheng Xu
Spalt-like (Sall) proteins are a class of transcription factors. The role of Sall2 in beta cells remain poorly understood. Here, we aimed to explore whether Sall2 involved in lipotoxicity-mediated dysfunction and apoptosis in pancreatic NIT-1 beta cells. Our results showed that high concentrations of palmitic acid (PA) led to impaired cell viability and decreased Sall2 expression in NIT-1 cells. Knocking down of Sall2 in NIT-1 cells resulted in increased sensitivity to lipotoxicity and caused higher rates of cell apoptosis following PA treatment...
May 18, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783023/extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-infections-in-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-epidemiology-and-molecular-characterization
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Molka Kharrat, Yosra Chebbi, Farah Ben Tanfous, Amel Lakhal, Saloua Ladeb, Tarek Ben Othmen, Wafa Achour
BACKGROUND: Extended spectrum β-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) are feared because they generate therapeutic difficulties and have high potential for dissemination. The purpose of our study was to investigate the epidemiology of these infections in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients and to determine the genes encoding ESBL. MATERIAL/METHODS: Our retrospective study concerned adult patients hospitalized at the National Bone Marrow Transplant Center and infected with ESBL-E post HSCT between january 2006 and december 2016...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783020/immune-modulation-of-a-novel-lipid-soluble-extract-of-pinellia-pedatisecta-schott-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-of-an-hpv-tumor-burdened-mouse-model
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Haixia Huang, Mingxing Zhang, Meng Zhang, Jing Peng, Guiling Li, Congjian Xu, Suiqi Gui
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pinellia pedatisecta Schott extract (PE), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been used to reduce swelling, dry dampness and suppress cervical tumors. AIMS: To evaluate the roles of PE in the regulation of anti-tumor effects and the cellular immune response in the tumor microenvironment. METHODS: The immune microenvironment of HPV+ TC-1 tumors was examined by immunohistochemistry, real-time PCR and flow cytometry...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782912/in-vitro-protective-activity-of-south-australian-marine-sponge-and-macroalgae-extracts-against-amyloid-beta-a%C3%AE-1-42-induced-neurotoxicity-in-pc-12-cells
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Mousa Alghazwi, Scott Smid, Wei Zhang
South Australia is a biodiversity hotspot of marine sponges and macroalgae. This study aimed to evaluate the potential neuroprotective activity of extracts from these two marine sources by reducing the toxicity of human amyloid beta Aβ1-42 in a cell model assay using PC-12 cells. A total of 92 extracts (43, 13, 16, and 20 extracts from sponge of 8 orders and 17 families, green algae of 3 orders and 4 families, brown algae of 6 orders and 8 families, and red algae of 5 orders and 10 families, respectively) were initially screened at three different concentrations (0...
May 18, 2018: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782911/estrogen-deficiency-exacerbates-a%C3%AE-induced-memory-impairment-through-enhancement-of-neuroinflammation-amylodogenesis-and-nf-%C3%A4-b-activation-in-ovariectomized-mice
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Jaesuk Yun, In Jun Yeo, Chul Ju Hwang, Dong-Young Choi, Hyung-Sik Im, Ji Youg Kim, Won Rak Choi, Myung Hee Jung, Sang-Bae Han, Jin Tae Hong
Estrogen is well known to have a preventative effect in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology. Several studies have demonstrated that nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-ĸB) can contribute to the effects of estrogen on the development of AD. We investigated whether NF-ĸB affects amyloid-beta (Aβ)-induced memory impairment in an estrogen-lacking condition. In the present study, nine-week-old Institute cancer research (ICR) mice were ovariectomized to block estrogen stimulation. Ten weeks after the ovariectomization, mice were administered with Aβ (300 pmol) via intracerebroventricular (ICV) infusion for 2 weeks...
May 18, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782703/spatial-micropatterning-of-growth-factors-in-3d-hydrogels-for-location-specific-regulation-of-cellular-behaviors
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Oju Jeon, Keewon Lee, Eben Alsberg
Growth factors are potent stimuli for regulating cell function in tissue engineering strategies, but spatially patterning their presentation in 3D in a facile manner using a single material is challenging. Micropatterning is an attractive tool to modulate the cellular microenvironment with various biochemical and physical cues and study their effects on stem cell behaviors. Implementing heparin's ability to immobilize growth factors, dual-crosslinkable alginate hydrogels are micropatterned in 3D with photocrosslinkable heparin substrates with various geometries and micropattern sizes, and their capability to establish 3D micropatterns of growth factors within the hydrogels is confirmed...
May 21, 2018: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782701/tgf-%C3%AE-1-modified-hyaluronic-acid-poly-glycidol-hydrogels-for-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Thomas Böck, Verena Schill, Martin Krähnke, Andre F Steinert, Jörg Tessmar, Torsten Blunk, Jürgen Groll
In cartilage regeneration, the biomimetic functionalization of hydrogels with growth factors is a promising approach to improve the in vivo performance and furthermore the clinical potential of these materials. In order to achieve this without compromising network properties, multifunctional linear poly(glycidol) acrylate (PG-Acr) is synthesized and utilized as crosslinker for hydrogel formation with thiol-functionalized hyaluronic acid via Michael-type addition. As proof-of-principle for a bioactivation, transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1) is covalently bound to PG-Acr via Traut's reagent which does not compromise the hydrogel gelation and swelling behavior...
May 21, 2018: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782199/bacteriolysis-a-mere-laboratory-curiosity
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Isaac Ginsburg, Erez Koren
The role of bacteriolysis in the pathophysiology of microbial infections dates back to 1893 when Buchner and Pfeiffer reported for the first time the lysis of bacteria by immune serum and related this phenomenon to the immune response. Later on, basic anti-microbial peptides and certain beta-lactam antibiotics have been shown not only to kill microorganisms but also to induce bacteriolysis and the release of cell-wall components. In 2009, a novel paradigm was offered suggesting that the main cause of death in sepsis is due to the exclusive release from activated human phagocytic neutrophils (PMNs) traps adhering upon endothelial cells of highly toxic nuclear histone...
May 21, 2018: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781950/report-of-the-key-opinion-leaders-meeting-on-stem-cell-derived-beta-cells
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Jon Odorico, James Markmann, Douglas Melton, Julia Greenstein, Albert Hwa, Cristina Nostro, Alireza Rezania, Jose Oberholzer, Daniel Pipeleers, Luhan Yang, Chad Cowan, Danwei Huangfu, Dieter Egli, Uri Ben-David, Ludovic Vallier, Shane T Grey, Qizhi Tang, Bart Roep, Camilo Ricordi, Ali Naji, Giuseppe Orlando, Daniel G Anderson, Mark Poznansky, Barbara Ludwig, Alice Tomei, Dale L Greiner, Melanie Graham, Melissa Carpenter, Giovanni Migliaccio, Kevin D'Amour, Bernhard Hering, Lorenzo Piemonti, Thierry Berney, Mike Rickels, Thomas Kay, Ann Adams
Beta cell replacement has the potential to restore euglycemia in patients with insulin dependent diabetes. While great progress has been made in establishing allogeneic islet transplantation from deceased donors as the standard of care for those with the most labile diabetes, it is also clear that the deceased donor organ supply cannot possibly treat all those who could benefit from restoration of a normal beta cell mass, especially if immunosuppression were not required. Against this background, the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) in collaboration with the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and the Helmsley Foundation held a 2-day Key Opinion Leaders Meeting in Boston in 2016 to bring together experts in generating and transplanting beta cells derived from stem cells...
April 30, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781571/new-approach-to-accurate-interpretation-of-sickle-cell-disease-newborn-screening-by-applying-multiple-of-median-cutoffs-and-ratios
#10
Bichr Allaf, Franck Patin, Jacques Elion, Nathalie Couque
BACKGROUND: The main goal of newborn screening (NBS) for sickle cell disease (SCD) is to detect affected neonates so that specific preventive care can be implemented. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) used for NBS has high sensitivity and specificity, but we lack guidelines for quantitative hemoglobin (Hb) fraction interpretation. The purpose of this study was to determine cutoff values to standardize quantitative interpretation in SCD NBS for different clinical situation such as, red blood cell transfusion or beta-thalassemia, which can be real screening pitfalls...
May 21, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781387/estrogen-related-receptor-alpha-triggers-the-migration-and-invasion-of-endometrial-cancer-cells-via-up-regulation-of-tgfb1
#11
Xiumin Huang, Xuelian Wang, Jing Shang, Zhiqin Zhaang, Binbin Cui, Yanzhen Lin, Ying Yang, Youyi Song, Shengnan Yu, Junjie Xia
Estrogenic signals have been suggested to be important for the tumorigenesis and progression of endometrial cancer (EC) cells. Our present data showed that estrogen related receptor alpha (ERRα), while not ERRβ or ERRγ, was significantly elevated in EC cells and tissues when compared to their controls. Targeted inhibition of ERRα by siRNA or its inverse agonist XCT-790 can suppress the migration and invasion of EC cells. Both si-ERRα and XCT-790 decreased the expression of transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β)...
May 21, 2018: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779446/repair-of-articular-osteochondral-defects-using-an-integrated-and-biomimetic-trilayered-scaffold
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Chenjun Zhai, Hao Fei, Junzheng Hu, Zhen Wang, Shun Xu, Qiang Zuo, Zeng Li, Zhen Wang, Wenwei Liang, Weimin Fan
Repair of articular cartilage defects using bilayered scaffolds is problematic because tissue-engineered cartilage is prone to overgrowth toward subchondral bone resulting in structural abnormalities of cartilage and subchondral bone. A "twice freeze-drying" technique was used to construct a dense isolation layer between the cartilage and subchondral bone layers in an integrated bilayered scaffold to prevent cartilage from excessive downgrowth. Briefly, beta-tricalcium phosphate was used for the subchondral bone layer of the scaffold, high-concentration chitosan/gelatin solution for the dense isolation layer, and low-concentration chitosan/gelatin solution for the cartilage layer...
May 19, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779214/cyanidin-3-glucoside-inhibits-inflammatory-activities-in-human-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-and-in-mice-with-collagen-induced-arthritis
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Yan Sun, Lingling Li
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by joint tissue inflammation. Cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G) is a major component in the flavonoid family and has shown anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-tumor activity. In this study, we investigated the effects of C3G on lipopolysaccharides (LPS)-induced inflammation on human rheumatoid fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) and on collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) mice model. We treated FLS with C3G followed by LPS induction, the expressions of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β) and IL-6 and the activation of nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway were analyzed...
May 19, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779101/the-role-of-epibionts-of-bacteria-of-the-genus-pseudoalteromonas-and-cellular-proteasomes-in-the-adaptive-plasticity-of-marine-cold-water-sponges
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O I Kravchuk, A I Lavrov, A D Finoshin, N G Gornostaev, A A Georgiev, S B Abaturova, V S Mikhailov, Yu V Lyupina
It was found that cells of different color morphs of the cold-water marine sponges Halichondria panicea (Pallas, 1766) of the class Demospongiae differ in the content of epibionts of bacteria of the genus Pseudoalteromonas. The sponge cells with elevated levels of epibionts of bacteria of the genus Pseudoalteromonas showed an increased expression of Hsp70 proteins but had a reduced level of the proteasomal catalytic beta 5 subunit, which was accompanied by a change in their activity. Probably, epibionts of bacteria of the genus Pseudoalteromonas may affect the ubiquitin-proteasome system in the cells of cold-water marine sponges and, thereby, ensure their adaptive plasticity...
March 2018: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778942/transcriptomic-and-methylomic-analysis-reveal-the-toxicological-effect-of-2-3-7-8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin-on-human-embryonic-stem-cell
#15
Keng Po Lai, Jing Woei Li, Ting Fung Chan, Andy Chen, Cherie Yin Lau Lee, William Shu Biu Yeung, Chris Kong Chu Wong
Cumulating epidemiological studies demonstrated that environmental exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) during the early stages of fetal development is associated with the increase in disease susceptibility in later life. The fetal developmental plasticity is considered as a protective mechanism against an undesirable prenatal environment. Dioxin is one of the environmental contaminants and is considered a diabetogenic factor. Experimental animal and human epidemiological studies have revealed that dioxin exposure was associated with insulin resistance and altered beta cell function...
May 10, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778526/rt-qpcr-analysis-of-human-melanoma-progression-related-genes-a-novel-workflow-for-selection-and-validation-of-candidate-reference-genes
#16
Marcelina E Janik, Sabina Szwed, Paweł Grzmil, Radosław Kaczmarek, Marcin Czerwiński, Dorota Hoja-Łukowicz
The objective of this study was to identify a normalizer or combination of normalizers for quantitative evaluation of the expression of a target gene of interest during melanoma progression. Adult melanocytes, uveal primary melanoma cells and cutaneous primary and metastatic melanoma cells were used to construct a panel of 14 experimental models reflecting cancer promotion and progression. Hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase 1 (HPRT1), glucuronidase beta (GUSB), ribosomal protein S23 (RPS23), phosphoglycerate kinase 1 (PGK1) and small nuclear ribonucleoprotein polypeptide A (SRNPA) were chosen as candidate housekeeping genes...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777783/accelerated-lipid-catabolism-and-autophagy-are-cancer-survival-mechanisms-under-inhibited-glutaminolysis
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Anna Halama, Michal Kulinski, Shaima S Dib, Shaza B Zaghlool, Kodappully S Siveen, Ahmad Iskandarani, Jonas Zierer, Kirti S Prabhu, Noothan J Satheesh, Aditya M Bhagwat, Shahab Uddin, Gabi Kastenmüller, Olivier Elemento, Steven S Gross, Karsten Suhre
Suppressing glutaminolysis does not always induce cancer cell death in glutamine dependent tumors because cells may switch to alternative energy sources. To reveal compensatory metabolic pathways, we investigated the metabolome-wide cellular response to inhibited glutaminolysis in cancer cells. Glutaminolysis inhibition with C.968 suppressed cell proliferation but was insufficient to induce cancer cell death. We found that lipid catabolism was activated as a compensation for glutaminolysis inhibition. Accelerated lipid catabolism, together with oxidative stress induced by glutaminolysis inhibition, triggered autophagy...
May 16, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777737/type-i-collagen-induces-mesenchymal-cell-differentiation-into-myofibroblasts-through-yap-induced-tgf-%C3%AE-1-activation
#18
Xiaoling Liu, Xinyu Long, Weiwei Liu, Yeli Zhao, Toshihiko Hayashi, Masayuki Yamato, Kazunori Mizuno, Hitomi Fujisaki, Shunji Hattori, Shin-Ichi Tashiro, Takaaki Ogura, Yuji Atsuzawa, Takashi Ikejima
In organ fibrosis, mechanical stress and transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-β1) promote differentiation into myofibroblast from mesenchymal cells, leading to extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling or active synthesis, deposition or degradation of ECM components. A major component of ECM, type I collagen (col I) triple helical molecules assemble into fibrils or are denatured to gelatin without triple-helicity in remodeling. However, whether changes of ECM components in remodeling have influence on mesenchymal cell differentiation remains elusive...
May 16, 2018: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777707/functional-analysis-of-juxta-and-intra-membrane-domains-of-murine-app-by-genome-editing-in-neuro2a-cells
#19
Nanaka Kaneshiro, Ryosuke Imaoka, Masato Komai, Taku Kashiyama, Takashi Sakurai, Takashi Uehara, Nobumasa Takasugi
Amyloid-β precursor protein (APP) correlates with the pathogenesis of certain brain diseases, such as Alzheimer disease (AD). APP is cleaved by several enzymes to produce APP metabolites, including the amyloid beta peptide (Aβ), which accumulates in the brain of AD patients. However, the exact functions of APP metabolites remain elusive. In this study, using genome editing technology, we mutated juxta- and intra-membrane domains of murine APP in the mouse neuroblastoma cell line, Neuro2a. We identified several clones that expressed characteristic patterns of APP metabolites...
May 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777274/the-natural-agent-4-vinylphenol-targets-metastasis-and-stemness-features-in-breast-cancer-stem-like-cells
#20
Hoi-Wing Leung, Chun-Hay Ko, Grace Gar-Lee Yue, Ingrid Herr, Clara Bik-San Lau
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cancer stem-like cells (CSC) are regarded as the source of tumour origins, metastasis and drug resistance, and limits current treatment regimens. Previously, we reported the first study of the anti-angiogenic and anti-tumour activities of 4-vinylphenol. To further examine the therapeutic role of 4-vinylphenol, the inhibitory effects of 4-vinylphenol on cancer stemness, drug resistance and metastasis in breast cancer were investigated in the present study. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We enriched parental MDA-MB-231 cells with CSCs in serum-free medium to give spheroids...
May 18, 2018: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
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